Sorry I went off the grid for a bit there. A number of personal things had finally caught up with me and after a brief pity party for myself, I have been busy making and had a few shows thrown in too. I would like to thank all the peeps who visited me at the shows, particularly those who had such kind comments on my work and especially those who made purchases. It truly warms me to the bottom of my heart when someone admires my work. I suspect it is like that for most artisans, it's like a validation that all the passion you pour into your work is on the right track when other appreciate it :). This of course includes all of the kind and dear readers who leave lovely comments here on my blog as well.
I have been working in copper, enamel and glass these days as before. I'm hoping to have bracelets completed combining those three materials for several people by Christmas. This last week has been mostly a focus on lampwork beads and techniques. Huge thanks to all those lampworkers out there who have posted tutorials all over the net for me to learn from, that goes for my enamel and metal buddies too.
Pics coming soon, have lots to show but need to get the camera out this weekend. Also working on the tube bead tutorial for Artisan Whimsy. Crossing my fingers that I can talk my daughter into playing photographer while I am at the torch because I'm not sure I can roll the bead etc one handed, lol.
Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and wishing you all the joys of the winter holiday season!